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Nurturing Entrepreneurship at Every Level
Hileman Jane
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The founder and CEO of American Reading Company, Jane Hileman, has seen her company grow from a few teachers ten years ago to 111 employees today who provide books and reading goals for students to encourage a love of reading. Hileman's goals are revenue growth, profitability, and success.

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Nine Lessons Learned about Creativity at Google
Mayer Marissa
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Marissa Mayer, Vice President of Search Products and User Experience at Google, shares nine lessons learned about fostering creative ideas and innovation based on her experience developing highly successful Web applications at Google.

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New healthcare businesses get a funding boost from state programs
OConnell Brian
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With federal grant money for startups being scarce, entrepreneurs are turning to state-level sources. Massachusetts leads the way in filling the funding gap.

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New Profit

While confusing to investors, mixing financial investments with philanthropic giving is a concept that is gaining ground. Good Capital is one organization collecting a portfolio of social enterprises and provides funding for their "social good" along with cash returns to their investors.

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Netpreneurs: A New Breed of Entrepreneur
Morino Mario
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Netpreneurs--entrepreneurs who are building Internet-related businesses--are a breed apart, argues the writer. In building a new economy with vastly different attributes, these business owners must react quickly, adapt deftly, and zero in on specialties, or "niches," conducive to online commerce, says the author, who founded a software company in the 1970s and, more recently, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping communities take advantage of the Internet.

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Navigating Entrepreneurial Peer-to-Peer Organizations
Sherman Andrew J
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Many founders have cited the importance of access to mentoring and coaching that the peer-to-peer organizations, as well as industry groups, Chambers of Commerce, and trade associations, have provided for them.

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Minister of Tea Makes a Life as Teacher, Writer, and Philanthropist
Rubin Ron
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Ron Rubin's profession is tea, but he is also steeped in giving back to student entrepreneurs.

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Microsoft Ventures: The Original Startup Goes Back To Its Roots
Nathan Kurtz
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Rahul Sood, General Manager of Microsoft Ventures, is changing how we help startups accelerate. Targeting markets across the globe, Microsoft Ventures is bringing entrepreneurial mentoring, backed by Microsoft's products and support, to give their accelerator companies an unfair advantage in the market.

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Mentoring is Fundamental
Koplovitz Kay
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Mentoring is fundamental for women entrepreneurs, writes the author, who ranks as a pioneer among entrepreneurial women for having launched a cable-programming network in the 1970s.

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Mentoring Secrets for Women
Farris Denise
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A helping hand from a beloved family member gave this author a gift more precious than a paycheck: the time and attention she needed to rebuild her career -- and her belief in herself.

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